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Chennai airport to become solar-powered The sweet killer Nilam threatens the city Online approval of layout plans Outlays and outcome – the long gap Coimbatore backs up for Chennai North Chennai booms Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Metro mania Yes, you are safe! Presto! Bravo! When the crowd will miss the roar Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place India’s first online-only bicycle brand Arnold visits Chennai When Chennai became Venice It’s so cool! Green energy, not really green? Car-free Bessy Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety India’s first 3D Museum Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Paranjoy on crony capitalism Murugappas-focus on consolidation From trash land to tourist spot Black outs will be knocked out Perplexing communications Google street view’s India competitor Meters return to the metro Indian media-operators of democracy Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Chennai teachers rank low Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Missing, but not missing the top spot Is Chennai now the accident capital? Building highs and lows Self-sufficiency in dredging... The worst is yet to come The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Talk your way and land in a job Tamil Nadu Premier League launched Metro chugs through the city Must visit of 2014 It is not only your noodle... Water woes Chennai Silks in flames Chennai Metro looking for revival The sweet tooth of the city Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Ennore Port excels Aviation sector to grow three times... The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Technologists to rescue K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Yamaha in the news Sathyabhamasat propels ahead A praiseworthy peer recognition A budget that butted into deficit Engineering colleges lose lustre A new technique to treat dry sewage Force Motors’ two new SUVs Working space for women by woman Star studded city A skinny affair Book your water tanker Two friends trigger a change TTV stumps all How to roast 45 human beings alive 60 years of cultural and economic ties Planning the right energy I know nothing else but cinema... Indian of the Year The underground don zips through Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai City Corner-June Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Water wars begin Prithika Yashini takes charge... Cricket comes calling to Chennai Technology handshakes with sanitation Need for an integrated approach to medicine State VAT leads to inflation: a study Overflowing garbage CMRL takes off till airport This dabba has a cure for all your ailments City Corner City Corner Keep in touch, anytime anywhere A feast for book worms An industry institution link… Read before you buy... Chennai, the noisiest city A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... 377 yet young Chennai gets its Imax Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments When Marina became the Tahrir Square Medical miracle! Bewailing monsoons the new fad Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Thrills for the holiday season Tambaram tracks…. City Corner - Chennai Hey Chitti! please take my order Realty bytes Know the start-ups in the city Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park Education a cause of concern Metro chugs the green way Boozing and driving International conference on saving energy, environment Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes SGRI – a global research centre for building materials The auto gets a remake Reality Check
 
60 years of cultural and economic ties
This year marks 60 years of Indo-German ties. To commemorate this, Urban Mela, a travelling festival, which portrays culture, art, architecture and technology of the two countries was held. The nights at the YMCA College of Physical Education were lit by the artistically designed 14 pavilions by renowned German artist Markus Heinsdorff and housed various German companies. The companies displayed the best of their products and enlightened the crowd on the ways to tackle the problems arising from a growing urban population. Percussion wizard, Sivamani along with his German counterpart Christoph Haberer set the tune to the 10 day long event. Apart from these, the mela had rock concerts, the urban campus, Piano recital, electronic band, choir, theatre and dance events. The mela travels to New Delhi and Pune apart from Mumbai and Bangalore and the 60-year celebration ends at Delhi at the Asia Pacific conference.

Dreamliners majestic debut

Excitement and thrill engulfed the Chennai airport. It was for the landing of a flight, Air India’s Dreamliner. With 118 passengers, Captain A S Soman steered the maiden voyage of the Dreamliner from Delhi to Chennai. Water cannons saluted the flight and traditional poojas were performed. The aircraft offers 256 seats.High-end technologies were employed in the development of the flight; it  produces 20 per cent less emission Dreamliners majestic debut than other similar sized planes and boasts of lower maintenance costs. The futuristic design of the plane enables maximum aerodynamic efficiency with state-of-the-art in- light entertainment system. Air India joins All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines as the airlines that operate the Dreamliner. Expected to be the lifesaver of Air India, the Dreamliner’s debut not only created hype at the airport but also in the whole industry.

Re-use sandhais

So you don’t know what to do with things that are still usable but doesn’t fit in to your house? Reuse sandhai comes as a solution to this.

Started as the brain child of a Bangalore based forum, the Facebook page of re-use sandhai is specific to Chennai where you can post details on items ranging from baby products to furniture that can be re- sed by someone else. The group has strict guidelines that restricts advertisements and closely monitors the posts made. The page also serves as a discussion platform for like-minded people on eco-friendly practices.

City men are emotionally weak

The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data for 2011 is not very surprising. It re-establishes last year’s finding that more of Chennai men commit suicide compared to the metro’s women. For every one woman who takes her life, 3 men commit suicide (a ratio of 1:2.8 for women to men) while the state’s ratio s 1:1.8. Family problems and illness are said to be the major reasons for this. Chennai leads all the metros in this ratio. Changing family styles and work pressure have contributed to the increase. Counselling and better social interactions are required to help men overcome this life or death changing thought.

Corporate Olympiad 2012

At the Inno GeoCity Corporate Sports Olympiad 14 sports events were staged by corporates. TCS, L&T, HCL, Wipro, HP, Verizon, Mahindra, Renault Nissan, Ford, Amazon and Barclays, among others, took part. The event, now in its sixth year has grown in participation and popularity. Cognizant which had won the overall championship in all five previous editions did not take part. So this time Larsen & Toubro won the prestigious rolling trophy, with 14 Gold, 8 Silver medals, and 13 Bronze followed by HP and HCL.  

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